Erdrick's sword (Sword of Erdrick, Loto's Sword in the GameBoy remakes) is a powerful sword featured in the first three games in the Dragon Quest game series that once belonged to the legendary hero, Erdrick. The name returned to being called Erdrick's sword for the games later released on Android and iOS.


Dragon Quest

In Dragon Quest, Erdrick's sword is the most powerful sword in the game. It is hidden in Charlock Castle.

Finding Erdrick's Sword

Dragon Quest II

In II, Erdrick's sword is known as Sword of Erdrick and it is once again located within Charlock Castle. Unlike Dragon Quest however, the Sword of Erdrick is not the most powerful weapon in the game (possibly because it is rusted or blunted).

Dragon Quest III

In III, Erdrick's Sword is called the Sword of Kings. You get it from a merchant in Kol after giving him the Orichalcum found in Damdara in a pasture. While being an extremely powerful weapon, it is not the most powerful weapon in the remakes, the Sword of Rubiss is.

Dragon Quest IX

In IX, a Rusty Sword can be found in the Realm of the Almighty or (In June 2011) via DQVC. This can be used to create Erdrick's Sword when alchemised with a piece of Orichalcum and nine Glass Frit.

Dragon Quest XI

In XI, a sword identical to Erdrick's sword appears as the legendary Sword of Light (勇者のつるぎ - Hero's Sword in Japanese) wielded by the Luminary's ancestor, Erdwin, during the Age of Heroes.

Curiously, the Sword of Kings, while previously an epithet for what would become Erdrick's Sword, makes its own separate appearance in this game, featuring a design that slightly differs from the Sword of Light. This Sword of Kings is practically identical to the one from III, from casting Kaswoosh when used as an item in battle, right down to being obtainable after selling a lump of orichalcum to an NPC hailing from the game's Japan-inspired region of the world (Hotto and Jipang, respectively).



  • Loto's Sword appears in Final Fantasy XII, where it is dubbed Tolo's Sword (トロの剣) (Wyrmhero Blade in the English version).
  • The controller for Kenshin Dragon Quest: Yomigaerishi Densetsu no Ken is modeled after Loto's Sword.
  • The runes on Erdrick's sword are actually done in a European runic alphabet. When translated, the runes read "Dragon Quest."

Other languages

Other languages
French Épée d’Elric
German Erdrickschwert
Spanish Espada de Erdrick
Italian Lama di Erdrick
Dutch Unknown
Swedish Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
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Korean Unknown

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